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Daily News Briefing

May 2015

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Football (aka soccer) is destined to become not just popular around the world, but also in the US.

Nuclear negotiations show some progress, but more progress and speedier progress are needed.

Desperate journeys

Human traffickers in Southeast Asia are profiting from the persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar.

A day of remembrance

It is important to remember that Memorial Day marks more than just the beginning of summer fun.

The fall of Palmyra is a big loss for the Syrian government – and potentially for the world.

Newly released documents indicate the Al Qaeda leader was smart -- but not beyond being outsmarted.

Tactical retreat

The White House is restricting the use of military equipment by police departments, but the underlying tensions in minority communities remain.

Time to rethink Iraq?

The Iraqi Army's loss of Ramadi to the Islamic State group shows that Iraq's center is not holding.

The Pentagon reported an important operation against the Islamic State this weekend. But to 'change the tide,' a deeper sort of strike is required.

Shared concerns and a changing political landscape put old foes on the same side.